There was a time when determining the flatness of a slab pour meant scheduling floor profilers to walk the slab, take readings, import data, and generate an F-number report. Now there is a simpler, faster, and more advanced way to determine floor flatness.
Is It Level? Is It Flat?: DPR Construction Knows the Answers Faster Than Ever on a $60 Million California Medical Center
Read about how this structural concrete contractor now uses laser scanning technology to document as-built conditions on their projects.
Wet-Pour Quality Control: Compressing Workflow in Concrete Slab Pour Flatness and Levelness Measurement
Is it level? Is it flat? For concrete construction contractors, finishing foremen, superintendents, flooring inspectors, and structural engineers, they are the central questions to any large concrete pour. Read how new measurement technology transforms workflows, improves pour outcomes, and simplifies measurement.
This course investigates the most recent code changes emphasizing building envelope performance. We will explore some next generation integrated solutions that simultaneously provide protection against moisture penetration, air leakage, and thermal bridging. Installation benefits and on-site quality control issues related to multi-solution integrated systems will also be evaluated in this course.
Material selection is one of the most important choices you will make to the overall outcome of your construction projects. Understanding how different material options impact your bottom line leads to better informed decision-making. This course highlights the advantages that durable, non-combustible, low-maintenance materials and finishes bring to your projects, why architectural and decorative concrete is the smart choice for buildings and floors, and why concrete is a sustainable option.
Proper consolidation saves time and money. Vibrating enhances concreteâ€™s performance, appearance, density and strength and settles the concrete to eliminate honeycombing. See how all your commercial projects can benefit from a proper finish that is not only durable but reduces the amount of time and money spent patching and filling.
Concrete is an essential building material used throughout the world, providing proven performance for strong, durable and economical construction. A primary reason for this extensive use is the flexibility offered, but with this comes the responsibility to understand the strengths, limitations and optimization strategies to achieve desired performance. This course examines many of the fundamental issues that building and site designers must consider before designing and specifying quality ready-mixed concrete.
Building Resilience: Expanding the Concept of Sustainability with Wood Building Systems (Print Course)
This course will consider traditional wood framing and mass timber systems in the context of resilience, including performance during and after earthquakes, hurricanes, and other disasters, as well as the relevance of woodâ€™s light carbon footprint and low embodied energy. It will describe how building codes and standards such as the National Design SpecificationÂ® for Wood Construction support resilience, and consider how wood structures can meet evolving resilience objectives.
There are repercussions to pouring concrete without vibrating. In addition, if you vibrate without using the proper technique, you may not be solving any problems. See the solution for all your commercial projects in this short video which shows the technique required to accomplish a final product that is both structurally sound and has a properly finished surface.
The use of building information modeling (BIM) is becoming more of an industry standard when specifying and designing projects. Traditional drafting methods and tools were two-dimensional designs either done by hand or using simple design software. While these methods historically were sufficient for most architects, today a greater demand for faster and more accurate blueprints has prompted a change in the design industry.